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The Russia Empire In Colour 1905-15: 18 Photos

By on 16 March 2014 | comments 0

WHAT did the Russian Empire between 1905 and 1915? Thanks to these images and more from the work of Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii Collection, we get some idea. Prokudin-Gorskii (1863-1944) set out to record the landscape and its people in colour:

 

[Isfandiyar, Khan of the Russian protectorate of Khorezm(Khiva), full-length portrait in uniform, seated on chair, outdoors]

[Isfandiyar, Khan of the Russian protectorate of Khorezm(Khiva), full-length portrait in uniform, seated on chair, outdoors]

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Some articles from the Staritsa Monastery sacristy: Saint Dionysius' mitre, Saint Dionysius' censer and cross. Patriarch Iov's cross

Some articles from the Staritsa Monastery sacristy: Saint Dionysius’ mitre, Saint Dionysius’ censer and cross. Patriarch Iov’s cross

 Emir of Bukhara. Bukhara

Emir of Bukhara. Bukhara

 Sart woman. Samarkand

Sart woman. Samarkand

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Armenian women (Catholics) in customary dress.

Armenian women (Catholics) in customary dress.

Peasant woman breaking flax. Perm Province

Peasant woman breaking flax. Perm Province

Bashkir woman in a folk costume

Bashkir woman in a folk costume

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Austrian prisoners of war near a barrack, [near Kiappeselga]

Austrian prisoners of war near a barrack, [near Kiappeselga]

 On the handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway

On the handcar outside Petrozavodsk on the Murmansk railway

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Woodcutters on the Svir River.

Woodcutters on the Svir River.

hree young women offer berries to visitors to their izba, a traditional wooden house, in a rural area along the Sheksna River, near the town of Kirillov.

hree young women offer berries to visitors to their izba, a traditional wooden house, in a rural area along the Sheksna River, near the town of Kirillov.

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Pinkhus Karlinskii. Eighty-four years [old]. Sixty-six years of service. Supervisor of Chernigov floodgate.

Pinkhus Karlinskii. Eighty-four years [old]. Sixty-six years of service. Supervisor of Chernigov floodgate.

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